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SAMPE Conference & Exhibition
Student Bridge Contest 

Innovate. Collaborate. Be recognized.

The student bridge contest allows students to design, build, and test a miniature structural bridge using various composite materials in accordance with a set of well defined rules. This is an international competition involving schools from around the globe. Students compete for monetary prizes and for the coveted SAMPE Student Bridge Champion trophy.

The 2025 Bridge Contest will be held May 21, 2025 at the SAMPE 2025 Conference & Exhibition

Objective

Design and build a composites bridge using an assortment of pultrusions, cores, fabrics and other materials supplied in kit form.

Benefits of Participation

  • Put your composites training into action

  • Represent your college or university 

  • Add your participation and potential win on your resume 

Requirements

  • This contest is open to students only

  • At least one team member must be a SAMPE member

  • Only one bridge entry is permitted per registration

  • Follow all SAMPE Student Bridge Contest Rules 

  • Students must print and bring their own posters 

  • All proposals to be sent to studentbridge@sampe.org

Sponsor or Donate

Give back to the student engineering community with a material or monetary donations. Donor participation is essential to the success of this event. A complete list of acceptable materials and sponsorship levels are detailed in the sponsor letter. 

If your company would like to sponsor or donate, please contact Juliet Marshall at juliet@sampe.org.

SAMPE 2024 Overall Bridge Contest Winners

  • First Place - Tongji University

  • Second Place (tie) - Centro Universitario de FEI

  • Second Place (tie) - University of Washington

2024 Winners for Categories A-H

Category
1ST PLACE
2ND PLACE
3RD PLACE
A
University of Delaware
Tongji Centro Universitario de FEI
B
Centro Universitario de FEI
Tongji
University of Washington
C
University of Washington
UCLA
University of Southern Maine
D
University of Washington
Centro Universitario de FEI
Old Dominion University
E
Centro Universitario de FEI
Tongji
Universidad de Autonoma Baja California (UABC)
F
Tongji
University of Washington
UCLA
G
Kanazawa
University of Delaware
University of Washington
H
University of Delaware
UCLA
Tonji

SAMPE 2024 Bridge Poster Winners

  • First Place -  University of Maryland for Category A

  • Second Place Tie - Western Washington Universit for Category A

  • Second Place Tie - Western Washington University for Category H

Thank you to our SAMPE Student Bridge Contest Sponsors!

Contest Sponsors

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